Chiropractic care is a wonderful way to keep muscles, bones and the joints of the spine in proper motion, in order to help improve the health of the body. Specialty chiropractic treatments can be used to help you achieve optimum health.
From acupuncture to chiropractic, alternative treatments are in great demand for people with pain-related illnesses such as fibromyalgia. These systems are based on the body's ability to heal itself with multiple techniques including those that involve the mind, body, and spirit.
People use chiropractic to treat the pain of pressure points, back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain, headaches, and pain from musculoskeletal injuries. Chiropractic treatment can be effective for fibromyalgia because it helps improve pain levels and increase cervical and lumbar ranges of motion.
The goal is to increase mobility, which may have become restricted, keeping the body slightly out of proper position. With gentle pressure or stretching, multiple gentle movements of one area, the goal is to return the body to a more normal position or motion, therefore reducing pain.
Acupuncture can also help alleviate fibromyalgia discomfort and pain. Acupuncture stimulates or inhibits nerve impulses and the patient's pain tolerance is increased and therefore helps to help alleviate chronic pain.
There are literally hundreds of joints in our hands, wrists, elbows, shoulders, hips, knees and ankles. And just like the joints of the spine they can become misaligned through injuries, improper use, or repetitive stress. This can lead to pain and stiffness, and can dramatically affect your ability to carry out even simple daily activities.
Low-Force is a style of adjustment whereby the adjustment is performed using low force. Typically, there is not a popping sound from the body using this specialty, as minimal force is used in the treatment. This may be of greatest value whenever a patient’s body may be fragile or a patient is particularly nervous. Low-force adjusting begins slowly in order to find the minimum force needed to make the desired adjustment rather than immediately using full force.
Temporomandibular Joint dysfunction (TMJ) is a painful condition affecting the area where the lower jaw connects to the sides of the skull.
Symptoms include: facial pain; jaw joint pain often in combination with neck, shoulder and back pain; headaches; popping, grating or clicking sounds with movement of the jaw; swelling on the side of the face and/or mouth; a bite that feels uncomfortable; limited opening or inability to open the mouth comfortably; deviation of the jaw to one side; the jaw locking open or closed; swallowing difficulties; and sometimes ringing in the ears.